Introduction In this project, a FM synthesizer will be created using the Nexys2 FPGA board. This type of sound synthesis was popular in the 1980's and early 1990's. Outside the world of synthesizers, sound chips with FM synthesis were additionally used in various arcade games as well as in computer audio cards to generate sounds. In those days sample-based music and sounds were taking up too much of precious memory so FM was a cheap and efficient way to synthesize different instruments. In addition it could also create some unique, complex and interesting new sounds.